In Key Stage 2, pupils are expected to practise and learn their tables regularly for all facts up to 12 x 12 to be instantly recalled. This knowledge of tables facts is crucial to all areas of maths and will help your child to apply knowledge and progress through the curriculum.
Spellings are given weekly and pupils are encouraged to research the meaning of each word in order to increase their vocabulary. Pupils are given many different strategies and techniques to enable them to be successful spellers as we appreciate that children learn in a variety of ways. Dictionaries and thesauruses should be used regularly as an aid to spelling and vocabulary enrichment.
At Lilleshall we focus on the importance of reading for enjoyment as well as to further our knowledge of the world. Pupils should be reading as often as possible in order for reading to become embedded as part of their daily lives as it is a skill for life. All children have a reading diary in which they should record the titles of the books or other materials that they are reading along with any new vocabulary and comments on what they have read. We value parental input in these reading diaries as encouragement from parents is vital in raising the profile of reading.
Often pupils have an opportunity to complete independent research on topics throughout the year. All pupils are given guidance on how to use the internet safely and what to do if anything should make them feel uncomfortable. We ask that parents monitor their child's use of the internet when undertaking such projects.